Items tagged "Fashion Copyright"
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Star Athletica v. Varsity BrandsMay 2, 2016 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Fashion Copyright , Litigation , Supreme Court
Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in the case of Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. The case asks whether copyright may protect designs in useful articles, such as stripe patterns on cheerleader uniforms. Public Knowledge recently filed an amicus brief emphasizing the case’s potential impact on hobbyists and consumers. The International Costumers’ Guild and the Royal Manticoran Navy, two popular costuming organizations, also joined the brief.Read More
Cosplay Goes to the Supreme CourtJanuary 19, 2016 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Copyright Week , Fashion Copyright , Litigation
Yes, you read that right: the Supreme Court of the United States may get to decide the legal status of all those Jedi robes you’ve got squirreled away. The Supreme Court is considering a case that will set the standard for when clothing and costume designs can be covered by copyright—and when people who mimic them (such as costumers) can be sued for potentially enormous damages.Read More
Fashion Week Reminds Us That Clothing Shouldn’t Be CopyrightedFebruary 13, 2013 3D Printing , Fashion Copyright
While New York Fashion Week marches on, let’s take a moment to look at where the future of the fashion industry should and shouldn’t go.
Should: Into the world of 3D printing.
Shouldn’t: Into the world of harsher copyright protection.
Over the weekend, the 3D printing group Shapeways kicked off Fashion Week with the unveiling of a collaboratively designed 3D printed gown. The metallic creation, modeled by Dita Von Teese and designed by Francis Bitoni and Michael Schmidt (of Lady Gaga’s famous bubble dress), exhibited printing technology that suggests a fashion forward future of extraordinary creativity from within the industry.
That is, if Congress doesn’t pass a law applying copyright protection to clothing designs.Read More
You Canâ€™t Copyright a Hair Style; World Keeps SpinningJuly 5, 2011 Fashion Copyright , Innovation
A story on the radio show Marketplace yesterday inadvertently highlighted an important point that is all too often left out of discussions about intellectual property: some types of ideas are simply beyond the scope of copyright or patent. Even commercial ideas. And that is ok.
Royal Wedding Knock Offs: Champagne v. Soda PopMay 3, 2011 Enforcement , Fashion Copyright , Piracy
Moments after seeing Kate Middleton emerge from the limousine on her wedding day last Friday, fashion designers all over the world pulled out their sketchbooks and got to work copying the dress. The usual celebrity dress copy-artists came out of the woodwork: a version of the gown by A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz is already finished and will be in stores by June 30; New York fashion house Faviana also has a version that will head to production soon; and the Chinese Muyi Wedding Dress Company already has a $320 version for sale in Suzhou.Read More
Recognizing Creativity and Innovation in 3D PrintingFebruary 22, 2011 Fashion Copyright , Innovation
The world of 3D printing was in a tizzy last week discussing a DMCA takedown notice received by the website Thingiverse, a website that allows users to share and discuss their 3D printed designs. It was something of a milestone because it was the first DMCA notice received by the site.Read More
PK In the Know PodcastAugust 13, 2010 Broadband , Fashion Copyright , Last Mile , Network Neutrality , Wireless
On this weeks PK In the Know podcast, we discuss the ramifications of the Google/Verizon announcement, the reemergence (again) of a fashion copyright bill, and what the FCC’s AllVid proposal means for the future of video devices.
You can download and listen to the audio by clicking here (MP3) or stream it using the player below:Read More